Sunday Drive: An automotive flavor for every taste

Last week was flush with interesting new vehicle debuts, led by the new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe. This crossover is entering straight into the heart of one of the world's most competitive automotive segments, and it's doing so with a fresh sense of style and a brace of new technologies. Our readers are clearly intrigued – the Santa Fe was the biggest news story of the last week on these online pages.

It's fitting that a crossover generated a lot more interest than a traditional wagon, though we don't really have to be happy about it. Still, the completely new, fully redesigned Volvo V60 is worth taking another look at. First of all, it's pretty, in a traditionally Scandinavian way. Second, it's quick, with a 0-60 time of as little as 4.8 seconds. And finally, it's practical, with all kinds of room for cargo without the dynamic penalties of an unnecessary lift kit.

Moving on from new vehicle debuts, we took another long look at the Honda Ridgeline. It's definitely a non-conformist pickup truck, based not on a body-on-frame platform but on a more carlike unibody design. That means it can't tow as much as some other trucks, but it also means the Ridgeline drives better than any of its more truckish competitors. It's the Swiss army knife of pickup trucks.

Rounding out our coverage from last week are three sets of spy photos, each showing the interior of a hotly anticipated new model. One is a truck, one is a crossover, and the last is a sportscar. All of them are worth another look.

As always, stay tuned to Autoblog this week for all the most important news in the automotive world.

Hyundai Santa Fe 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe unveiled

Volvo V60 2019 Volvo V60 | Sleek, swift new twist on the Swedish wagon

Honda Ridgeline 2018 Honda Ridgeline | Pocketknife pickup is up for anything

2019 GMC Sierra interior spy shot 2019 GMC Sierra interior looks just like the Silverado's

Cadillac XT4 spy shot 2019 Cadillac XT4 interior has actual buttons, no more touch-sensitive panel

Porsche 911 992 interior spy shot 2020 Porsche 911 992 spy shots show interior and manual transmission

Share This Photo X